Wir könnten, wir sollten, wir hätten doch…

A Film by David M. Lorenz

Synopsis

WE COULD HAVE, WE SHOULD HAVE, WE DIDN’T…

Sunday night in snowy Germany. On television, the usual news about refugee disasters on the coast of Italy, in the kitchen Sushi is being stacked on a plate. A couple tries to spend a cozy evening, but suddenly a stranger, who is freezing outside, is ringing the doorbell. This sparks a quarrel about what they could do, should do, or have to do…

An biting- and comedic chamber play.

Director

  • Picture of David M. Lorenz © David M. Lorenz

    David M. Lorenz

    David M. Lorenz is a filmmaker living and working in Berlin. He was born in Freiburg im Breisgau in 1985. After graduating from school, he spent one year in Australia doing voluntary community service. Afterwards, he worked in the film and television industry in Munich and then moved to Austria to study "theatre, film and media" at the University of Vienna. Subsequently he started studying "audiovisual media" (focused on film direction) in Berlin. He finished this with honors in 2013. His fictional and documental short films were successfully screened at more than 500 film festivals or events in over 60 countries worldwide / www.davidmlorenz.de

    His short films "Ein Augenblick in mir / In the Nick of Time", “Entschuldigen Sie bitte die kurze Störung / Sorry to Interrupt” and the documentary "In Zukunft / In Future" were shown at over 300 film festivals worldwide and have won several awards.

Awards + Festivals

  • 36th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Short Film Program, Saarbrücken, Germany)January 19, 2015
  • NW SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Shortlisted, Canada)March 1, 2015
  • YOUFILMAKER 2015 - INT’L YOUTH SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)March 22, 2015
  • 12th NEIßE-FILMFESTIVAL 2015 (Competition, Germany)May 5, 2015
  • CORTI A PONTE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 13, 2015
  • 12th FILM-SHARING FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Selection, Germany)July 23, 2015
  • 4th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 2, 2015
  • 39th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Competition, Germany)August 13, 2015
  • 12th JAMESON CINEFEST – MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hungary)September 11, 2015
  • 11th KURZFILMFESTIVAL „FILMSALAT“ (Competition, Bremen, Germany)September 11, 2015
  • KURZFILM-KIEK-IN-PREMIERE (Screening, Laboe, Germany)September 25, 2015
  • HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS 2015 (Official Selection, Spain)October 1, 2015
  • 8th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Competition, Germany)October 7, 2015
  • 12th SEDICICORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive Section MOVIE, Italy)October 8, 2015
  • 2nd BURG-LICHTSPIELE KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gustavsburg, Germany)October 17, 2015
  • 10th DAS FILMFEST – FESTIVAL DEUTSCHSPRACHIGER FILME (Official Selection, Prague, Czech Republic)October 21, 2015
  • 10th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, FL, USA)October 21, 2015
  • 12th KONSTANZER KURZ.FILM.SPIELE (Competition, Germany)October 24, 2015
  • KASHMIR MOVING IMAGES FESTIVAL (Competition, Kashmir)October 29, 2015
  • 4th CHACUN SON COURT – FESTIVAL DE COURTS-MÉTRAGES DE STRASBOURG (Official Selection, France)November 10, 2015
  • 31st INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN – INTERFILM (German Competition, Germany)November 10, 2015
  • 28th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Short Film Competition, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 17, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition Screening, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • *BEST WRITING* *BEST ACTING*
    1st UNDERGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, various locations in Germany, US and UK) November 18, 2015
  • KURZFILMABEND ZUM THEMA MENSCHENRECHTE DER AMNESTY INT’L HOCHSCHULGRUPPE (Screening, Mainz, Germany) November 19, 2015
  • *ARTIVIST AWARD* (First Jury Prize)
    REFLECTA FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt, Germany)November 27, 2015
  • 13th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF 2015 (Official Selection, Germany)November 25, 2015
  • SCHWENNINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)November 27, 2015
  • 12th HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS (Official Selection, Spain)December 5, 2015
  • *KARAMA FEATHER AWARD* FOR BEST SHORT FILM
    6th KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 5, 2015
  • Dez' 2015
    SHORTS ATTACK - GOLDEN SHORTS (Festival Highlights 2015, various locations in Germany)
  • FILMFESTIVAL „GLOBALE MITTELHESSEN“ (Competition, Marburg, Germany)January 22, 2016
  • 26th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Feature Competition, Germany)January 25, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • 19th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ZOOM – ZBLIZENIA (Official Selection, Poland)February 16, 2016
  • 2nd GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • FILMTAGE FRIEDRICHSHAFEN JETZT ODER NIE 2016 (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • *FOUNDER’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 22nd INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM WEEK REGENSBURG (German Competition, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 21st FILMFESTIVAL TÜRKEI DEUTSCHLAND (Short Film Competition, Nuremberg, Germany)March 11, 2016
  • KARAMA PACKAGE IN THE HEIGHTS OF GOLAN (Special Screening, Jordan)March 15, 2016
  • 20th REGARD FESTIVAL (Short Film Market Video Library: THE PROGRAMMER'S FAVOURITES.Canada)March 16, 2016
  • 39th GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE SELB (Competition, Germany)March 31, 2016
  • 10th BUFFALO NIAGARA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)April 1, 2016
  • 14th PARIS INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Prejudice Against Migrants Program, France)April 4, 2016
  • 14th OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakland, CA, USA)April 5, 2016
  • *GOLD REMI AWARD*
    49th ANNUAL WORLDFEST HOUSTON (Nominated for Remi Award (no Screening), Texas, USA) April 8, 2016
  • FESTIVAL OF TOLERANCE – JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL ZAGREB (Official Selection, Croatia)April 9, 2016
  • 17th CELLU L’ART – INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jena, Germany)April 19, 2016
  • 11th MONACO CHARITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Monaco)May 7, 2016
  • 2nd KARAMA GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL – RED CARPET(Official Selection, Gaza, Palestine)May 12, 2016
  • 39 HOUR SHORT FILM CONTESTIVAL 2016 (German Short Film Program, Taiwan)May 13, 2016
  • 7th EUROPEAN DAY FOR BORDER GUARDS CINEMA 2016 (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)May 24, 2016
  • 1st KARAMA BEIRUT HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lebanon)May 26, 2016
  • 6th DORTMUNDER TRESEN-FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)May 30, 2016
  • 23th RÜSSELSHEIMER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)June 18, 2016
  • SALON CONNECTÉ RÉFUGIÉS & MIGRANTS (Official Selection, Online Broadcasting, Paris, France)June 20, 2016
  • THE CINEMA CITY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)June 25, 2016
  • *JURY AWARD*
    3rd SILOE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Italy)July 8, 2016
  • 3rd MOOSBURGER KURZFILMNACHT (Screening, Germany) July 30, 2016
  • 3rd MOOSBURGER KURZFILMNACHT (Additional Screening, Germany)September 3, 2016
  • HUMAN SCREEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Karama HRFF 2015 selection, Tunisia)September 6, 2016
  • *COMMITTEE AWARD*
    3rd FLORENCE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 5, 2016
  • 3rd INT'L HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL GUADELOUPE (Official Screening, Guadeloupe, French Antilles)October 7, 2016
  • 14th FILM FRONT – FESTIVAL FOR SHORT AND INDEPENDENT FILM (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)October 26, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • *3rd PRIZE*
    10th LOW- AND NO BUDGET-FILMFESTIVAL CLIPAWARD 2016 (Competition, Mannheim, Germany) November 4, 2016
  • 6th FRONTALE – INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wiener Neustadt, Austria)November 9, 2016
  • 32nd INTERFILM – INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (“Be A Better Being: Self versus System” Competition, Germany)November 14, 2016
  • 1st AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Münsingen, Germany)November 18, 2016
  • MIRA LINCOLN – FESTIVAL INT'L DE CORTOMETRAJES DE LINCOLN 2016 (Official Selection, Buenos Aires, Argentina)November 20, 2016
  • 3rd LONGUE VUE SUR LE COURT FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montréal, Canada)November 24, 2016
  • *NOMINATION: BEST SHORT FILM & BEST EDUCATION FILM*
    GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD 2016 (Official Selection, Nuremberg, Germany)December 10, 2016
  • 5th SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 10, 2016
  • 3rd NAVI MUMBAI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Professional Shorts Category, Navi Mumbai, India)December 14, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GIRONDE (Official Selection, Jean Eustache Cinema, Pessac, France)January 5, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GIRONDE (Official Selection, Bordeaux Montaigne University, Pessac, France)January 5, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GIRONDE (Official Selection, Grand Ecran Cinema, Libourne, France)January 9, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Official Selection, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • 10th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME TOULOUSE & MIDI-PYRENEES (Official Selection, Le Mirail Rive Gauche High School, Toulouse, France)January 11, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GIRONDE (Official Selection, Aumonerie, Pessac, France)January 13, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GIRONDE (Official Selection, Le Vog Cinema, Bazas, France)January 17, 2017
  • 10th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME TOULOUSE & MIDI-PYRENEES (Official Selection, Community Hall, Barcares, France)January 18, 2017
  • 8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME HAUTE-SAVOIE (Official Selection, Berthollet High School, Novel, France)January 24, 2017
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GARD (Official Selection, André Chamson Secondary School, Le Vigan, France)January 26, 2017
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GARD (Official Selection, Scholae High School, Saint-Hippolyte-du-Fort, France)January 26, 2017
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GARD (Official Selection, Community Hall, Calvisson, France)January 27, 2017
  • 5th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GARD (Official Selection, Le Vignet Secondary School, Calvisson, France)January 27, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME GIRONDE (Official Selection, Le Zoetrope Cinema, Blaye, France)January 27, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME HAUTE-SAVOIE (Official Selection, Auditorium, Seynod, France)February 1, 2017
  • 9th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME HAUTE-SAVOIE (Official Selection, Faure High School, Turbine, France)February 1, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, St Catherine de Sienne Highschool, Aix-en-Provence, France)February 2, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME NORMANDIE (Official Selection, Casino Cinema, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, France)February 3, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Fourcade High School, Gardanne, France)February 6, 2017
  • 1st FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME NORMANDIE (Official Selection, Le Studio Cinema, Le Havre, France)February 7, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Les Arcades Cinema, Salon de Provence, France)February 10, 2017
  • 3rd INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF SÃO TOMÉ AND PRINCIPE (Official Selection, Aveiro, Portugal)February 13, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Craponne Professional High school, Salon-de-Provence, France)March 2, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Zola High school, Aix-en-Provence, France)March 6, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Nativity High School, Aix-en-Provence, France)March 13, 2017
  • *AWARD NOMINEE LITTLE IMP - BEST INT'L SHORT*
    2nd INDIE-LINCS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lincoln, UK)March 16, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN VAR (Official Selection, Liberty Theater, Toulon, France)March 30, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN PROVENCE (Official Selection, Detention Center, Salon-de-Provence, France)April 1, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL INT'L DU FILM DES DROITS DE L'HOMME EN VAR (Official Selection, Salle Jacky Mathevet, Lorgues, France)April 1, 2017
  • *2nd BEST FICTION FILM*
    1st FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SAN LORENZO (Official Selection, Paraguay)April 14, 2017
  • 6th CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wales, UK)May 8, 2017
  • 1st INT'L INDEPENDENT PERMANENT MEMORIES FESTIVA 2017 (Official Selection, Italy)June 8, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • BALTIC FILM ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, “Mensch zu Mensch”, Neustadt, Germany)September 29, 2017
  • 32nd FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Florida, USA)October 27, 2017
  • 6th WINCHESTER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Winchester, U.K.)November 3, 2017
  • I FILMMAKER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malaga, Spain)February 20, 2018
  • *SECOND PRIZE*
    1st BUXTINALE - FILMFEST BUXTEHUDE (Official Selection, Buxtehude, Germany)March 9, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Producer
TRICE Filmproduktionen, David M. Lorenz, Fabian Beyer
Director
David M. Lorenz
Screenplay
David M. Lorenz
Director of Photography
Fabian Beyer
1st Assistant Camera
Darja Pilz
Editor
David M. Lorenz
Music
Florian Erlbeck
Sound Design
Daniel Fuchs

Details

Running Time
11:22
Shooting Format
FullHD
Screening Format
DigiBeta, DVD, BluRay, AppleProRes 422, DCP and other digital formats
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Dolby 5.1

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